Giancarlo Morante

Giancarlo, aka Gianni, comes from a diverse athletic background ranging from rugby to mixed martial arts. Gianni played a variety of positions in league rugby and sevens for La Salle University, and despite his slight appearance was able to play in the front row. He was also a collegiate wrestler in high school, qualifying for […]

Alexandra Ashcraft, CrossFit and Foundations Coach/Admin Assistant

Lexi is a taco-lover, houseplant-murderer, and huge nerd. To get all academic for a minute, as an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania, she studied classical antiquity and psychology. She has always been fascinated by human behavior, and really enjoyed studying it through the lens of ancient Mediterranean culture. An idea that really gripped her […]

Wylie Belasik

Wylie comes from a background in non-profit and sport activism, having promoted sport  and active lifestyles as a tool for social change across the country. “God, Drugs and Loving Myself” In 2008, I was entering information from a survey that I had given an individual who was experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia.  The survey was a […]

Justin McClintock

Justin has been training with CrossFit since 2009, and coaching since 2012. He coaches CrossFit, CrossFit Kids, and specialty classes including gymnastics, strongman, and powerlifting. Justin is passionate about introducing relatively untrained people to strength and conditioning, as well as working to develop advanced and competitive athletes. As the Director of CrossFit KIDS Center City, […]

Arianna Bickle

What is your athletic/professional background? I was easily the most hyper active child and danced endlessly which obviously led me into competitive dancing and gymnastics early on. I decided in high school to take things more seriously and will now be competing my BFA in Dance Performance from University of the Arts and furthering my teaching […]

Jordan Klein

What is your athletic/professional background? A long-time confused person, I’ve always had dual interests. Lacrosse and Photography, Rowing and Museum Studies, now its CrossFit administrative management and Freelance museum exhibition consulting. List any notable athletic achievements: I attended regionals dressed as a donut one time. What are your goals as a Coach. Where do you feel your […]

Emily Record

  Emily Record is a lifelong athlete, playing rugby for a number of club and collegiate teams including Drexel University, Philly Women, and has experience on various all star teams. Record retired from her career as a player shortly after finding CrossFit in 2011 and is currently a full time coach at CrossFit Center City, […]

Ryan Basa

Ryan Basa comes to CrossFit Center City from a very diverse background. As a kid, he pretty much played around on skateboards. As a pharmacy student, he has picked up Olympic Weightlifting as a sport and has risen to become one of the best weightlifters in his weight class in the country. Ryan holds PA […]

Michael Zoda

Mike began CrossFit during his freshman year as an undergrad and fell in love with it. Even in his earliest stages as a CrossFitter, Mike always held a bit of a bias towards strength-dominant work in CrossFit.  He would go to his first CrossFit box three times a week while getting a daily dose of […]

Perrin Behr

Perrin began her coaching career in 2011 after working in fixed income trading for an international quantitative trading firm for five years. She comes from a history of playing competitive sports including competing in DIII Track & Field at Ursinus College as a sprinter and javelin thrower. Her athletic achievements in CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting include: Mid-Atlantic Regionals on […]

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